"Words cannot really describe the experience I had as a student of Marianne Wells. When I did my training in August of 2008 I had no idea how profoundly my life would change. Marianne’s knowledge, compassion, understanding of the complexities of relationships and the human experience is unparalleled. She teaches from her heart while allowing the student to find and follow his/her own path. Marianne’s own in-depth studies of the multi-layered subject of Yoga creates a curriculum that flows seamlessly from one day to the next, one subject to the next and one experience to the next. Her approach to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali takes an ancient text and applies it without effort to the modern world. Her vast knowledge of the asanas with great attention paid to proper posture alignment and safety provide the student with a plethora of knowledge to begin teaching once the program is finished, creating an environment where the student can form his/her own style. Beyond the teacher is an amazing and compassionate mentor and friend. In the years since I graduated, Marianne has continued to help me on my path. With the knowledge I gained I have opened two Yoga studios since 2008. This dream was made possible through Marianne’s training. She taught me to trust myself and find the strength to live the life I was meant to live. I can always count on her to guide me in her own loving way. There are never any masks with Marianne. She is a true person in every sense of the word. She practices what she teaches and lives life with an open heart that allows her unique light to shine. I thank God everyday for guiding my path in life to Marianne."
"Words will never do justice for the experience I had learning from this Master of Yoga. Marianne Wells will forever be my teacher, my master and guide on my journey in yoga and beyond. Attending her school changed my life on levels beyond ones eyes. Marianne taught me what it was to be Yoga, to teach yoga, to live yoga and to guide others on their yoga journey. The key is that the lessons are beyond 'how to do poses' and they are a microcosm of life. I can say with confidence and through personal experience that what you learn during your time with Marianne will forever live in your heart, practice and actions. I am beyond gratitude and every time I practice or teach I reflect what I learned and continue to learn from my time spent with Marianne and our training group. You will do yourself a favor, personally, professionally, spiritually or whatever it is you seek to take advantage of this amazing opportunity to practice with a living Master who is what she practices and teaches."
"Marianne Wells helped me uncover the teacher within. I never thought I would be able to teach but found the courage during her training. She provided me with the tools and knowledge needed to teach a yoga class without losing that deeper level of what Yoga has always been for me, a spiritual practice. Marianne teaches this and it is beautiful. We not only learn to teach Yoga, we learn how to live it both on and off the mat. I was confident enough after the training and a few years teaching here and there to leave a corporate job and I now teach Yoga full time. Many blessings to Marianne for all she has awakened in me. If you want to be challenged, to awaken to your full potential as a teacher, or even just to awaken that inner Yogi within a little more, Marianne Wells is a teacher for you."
"For anyone considering another training program, please research carefully. Marianne is, without question, one of the brightest lights in today's yoga teaching community. Her teaching is inspiring and challenging, providing her students with unmatched training. We leave her program forever changed with the confidence and knowledge to make a genuine impact in people's lives. In a time when there are countless fly-by-night certification mills pushing out poorly skilled "teachers," Marianne's graduates play a critical role in maintaining the integrity and dignity of our rich yogic heritage. Thank you so much Marianne for your love, wisdom, honesty, and passion!"